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YAKIMA SHERIFF’S OFFICE
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For Immediate Release

DATE:06/26/2012

Contact: DEPUTY DEREK ARTZ

Incident/Offense: FATALITY ORCHARD ACCIDENT Incident #: 12C08931

Date Occurred: 06/26/2012 Time Occurred: 2000 HRS Location: 500 BLOCK WARE RD, GRANDVIEW, WA

Narrative:
ON 06/26/2012 AT APPROX 2000 HRS, A 57 YR OLD GRANDVIEW MAN WAS SPRAYING A CHERRY ORCHARD IN THE 500 BLOCK OF WARE RD, GRANDVIEW. THE VICTIM WAS OPERATING A JOHN DEERE TRACTOR WITH A PULL BEHIND TANK SPRAYER ATTACHED.

THE VICTIM TURNED BETWEEN A ROW OF CHERRY TREES AND DID NOT SEE A LOW HANGING BRANCH OF A TREE AHEAD. THE BRANCH PINNED THE VICTIM BETWEEN IT AND THE TRACTOR.

A PASSERBY AND THE VICTIM íS EMPLOYEE FOUND THE VICTIM AND ATTEMPTED TO FREE HIM. THE VICTIM HAD NO VITAL SIGNS ON THE ARRIVAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL.

Investigating Agency: YSO


Other Agencies: LOWER VALLEY FIRE, WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

Prepared By: Date:06/26/2012 Time: 2320 Faxed:

DEPUTY DEREK ARTZ #53

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